3.1. Plans and predictions

Solved exercise

Revise the difference between 'will' and 'be going to' in this video:


1- Do you remember?

  • Intentions and plans:

He ___________ watch a football match.

He _____________see a movie.

He___________do some shopping.

  • Predictions:

We'________have robots in our homes.

2- What is the other way of saying 'be going to' more colloquially?

Self-Assessment activity

Match the following examples with the uses below.

1- -I can't reach the window. -I'll help you.
I'm going to visit my grandma tomorrow.
-Give me a call tomorrow. -I won't forget.
-I'm going to the cinema tonight. -I'll go with you.
Look at the clouds. It's going to rain.
I think they will get married.


a- a promise
a prediction based on what is happening
an offer
a prediction based on opinion
a decision made at the moment of speaking


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Further knowledge

Do more exercises on 'will' and 'going to'.

Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

Speaking activity

Think of possible answers to these questions:

  • What are your plans for the weekend?
  • What are you going to do on Saturday morning, afternoon, night...?
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  • What are you going to do on Sunday?
  • What are you going to do when you finish Bachillerato?

Don't use short answers!

After you have practiced these answers, pronounce them aloud.


Did you know that Ireland is often referred to as 'Eire'?

This is the Gaelic name for both the Republic of Ireland and for the island itself, especially used by Irish people. It derives from Ériu, the name of a Gaelic goddess of Ireland.

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Let's learn about diphthongs in the next section!